• Deakin University

Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks

Discover what common cyber threats and attacks face small and medium enterprises, and what you can do to prevent them.

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Cyber Security for Small and Medium Enterprises: Identifying Threats and Preventing Attacks
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Almost daily we hear about cyber attacks on large organisations, but we rarely hear much about similar attacks on small and medium enterprises. This doesn’t mean that they’re not happening.

In this course, you’ll explore some of the common cyber threats facing small and medium enterprises, what a cyber attack means, and what practical tools and strategies you can put in place to prevent them.

Learn from cyber security experts

Deakin University has been providing cyber security education since 2007. Our experts are active researchers and engaged in partnerships with leading industry bodies such as Dimension Data Learning Solutions, which ensures we develop our students’ real-world cyber security knowledge and skills.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The Panama Papers, a real cyber attack
  • Cyber threats and the methods that hackers use
  • Consequences of cyber attacks for small and medium enterprises
  • Tools and preventative strategies that you can put in place to protect your organisation

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify the cuber security risks facing small and medium businesses
  • Develop viable solutions for preventing cyber attacks
  • Explore how cyber attacks impact small and medium businesses

Who is the course for?

This course has been designed for anyone working in small or medium enterprises or who has an interest in learning more about identifying cyber threats and preventing potential attacks. The learning covered is relevant to those both with or without an IT background.

What do people say about this course?

"Thank you the team at Deakin University for this course. It really expanded my knowledge of the cyber security world."

Who will you learn with?

Rolando is a computer scientist with a particular interest on formal aspects of computer security and privacy protection.
He is currently a Lecturer in Cyber Security at Deakin University.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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